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Advice What rifle?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Jack Rout, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. Jack Rout

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    Im looking to get into the hobby of shooting, been advised to get a underlever spring for my first gun. Just can't decide what to get! Anyone got any advice? opinion's? :up:
     
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    Hi mate, what's your budget?
     
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    about 500-600?
     
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    Ooof you can pretty much get the best there is with that budget, I'd have told you a very biased opinion to get a HW97KT, but that new Feinwerkbau sporter looks the jobby, however I know nothing about them at all nor the price and it's a break barrel, Air Arms Pro Sport is a lovely looking piece of kit and has quality to match and a top under lever... Along with the HW97KT ;)
     
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    that's a decent budget for a springer and scope (which im sure you will want) plenty of good
    rifles about some nice underlevers/sidelevers but look at the break barrels as well some very
    nice models out, and just to spin your head a little considered a gas ram :D
     
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    Pro Sport,TX200 or HW 97KT,in that order :D

    topped with an MTC Viper 10x44,killer combo.
     
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    Underlevers are the heaviest of the springer family and don't suit everyone for this reason. You have quite a healthy budget for a first gun which will cover some good combinations. You'll also factor in wether you'll be shooting live quarry or targets or both. Perhaps a few more details may help recommendations for you at this point in time.
    Regards,Stu
     
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    Its funny you guys say this because i really cant decide between the HW97kt or the airarms pro sport, i wanted to find people who own the pro sport and ask there opinions? My friend has a tx200 and its a really good gun! but i like to be different lol. Im going to be using the gun for target practice and pest control ? Been advised a .177
     
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    I couldn't agree more Mart! :D
     
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    Targeting then don't count out the HW98! (Another very biased suggestion :))
     
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    Of all my springers, (I am lucky enough to have an HW95 and an HW77 too), the 97 is my favourite.
     
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    Both top of the range underlevers , Very little difference between them except aesthetics,Imho the Pro Sport looks better and is produced by Air Arms,a proper British company which is why I put it first.
     
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    Thanks Guys :)
     
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    Thank you and yes it is. I've put a walnut stock on the Pro Sport too but not photographed it yet.
     
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    I actually prefer my 2 tx's over my prosport because of the quite horrid cocking lever on the ps
     
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    We're all different. The anti bear trap on the TX does my head in. :D
     
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    I also found this anti bear trap contraption a pain on the TX I used, but then I'm sure you'd get used to it... but then less of a pain than having the tips of the fingers taken off I suppose, but I've never felt I ever needed one on the 97
     
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    I decided to go HW97kt! Totally amazed by the quality & service from the air gun centre! Would recommend them to anyone!
     

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